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Student Affairs and Academic Support

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Student Life

The Department of Student Life advances student success by serving as the catalyst for student involvement through experiences, services and facilities that enhance leadership development, diversity and inclusion, community engagement and personal wellness. We provide opportunities for every student to define a unique involvement story that prepares them to lead and serve as an engaged global citizen.

Fall 2020 Student Life Events

Check out our full line-up of fall events on Garnet Gate! Be sure to log in using your university credentials to view the full listing.


Our Offices

Getting involved is essential for success. Research suggests that students who are involved in student organizations and campus activities make higher grades and have a better college experience. Through Student Life programming, you will discover your passion and strengths, feel more connected to campus and gain important leadership experience to help you find internships and jobs. Most importantly, you'll make friends and have fun!

Offers a comprehensive array of programs, services and facilities to help connect and inspire the UofSC community to live an active and strong life — physically, mentally, socially and intellectually.

sc.edu/campusrec
Phone: 803-576-9375

Provides support, guidance and mentorship for the 46 Greek organizations and their more than 6,500 members.

sc.edu/fraternitysororitylife
Phone: 803-777-3506
Email: sagreeks@mailbox.sc.edu

Manages student ticket distribution for Gamecock football, basketball, baseball and commencement.

sc.edu/studenttickets
Phone: 803-777-6102
Email: sastutix@mailbox.sc.edu

Provides opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in print, broadcast and online media; advertising sales; and graphic design through The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Garnet & Black magazine, SGTV and WUSC-FM.

sc.edu/studentmedia
Phone
: 803-777-3888

Equips students to positively impact their communities through involvement in student organizations, leadership development, service and civic engagement.

sc.edu/leadershipandservice
Phone: 803-777-7130

Promotes an inclusive campus environment by providing educational programs for the university community and support programs for historically underrepresented student populations.

sc.edu/multicultural
Phone: 803-777-7716
Email: saomsa@mailbox.sc.edu

Helps students transition to and thrive in off-campus residences and understand the rights and responsibilities of residing in Columbia.

sc.edu/offcampusliving
Phone
: 803-777-3366
Email: saocss@mailbox.sc.edu

Serves as the central resource for parents and families of UofSC students. Parent and Family Programs offers informative communications, including a monthly newsletter and award winning mobile-app, and coordinates the annual Family Weekend.

sc.edu/parents
Phone: 800-868-6752 toll free
Email: scparents@sc.edu

Serves as the center of student activity at UofSC and is home to Gamecock Entertainment, Event Services, The Intersection, the Golden Spur Game Room, Leadership and Service Center, lounges and meeting rooms as well as various dining and retail spaces.

sc.edu/russellhouse
Phone: 803-777-3196 

Supports all students in their personal development, including a diversity of identities related to faith, spirituality and religion. 

sc.edu/religiouslife
Phone: 803-777-9886

Works closely with university administration, faculty and staff to represent the interests of students, preserve and protect traditions, and support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.

sc.edu/sg
Phone: 803-777-2654
Email: sastgov@mailbox.sc.edu

Graduate Student Association
Email: sogsa@mailbox.sc.edu

Our Events

Student Life hosts hundreds of events throughout the year in hopes you'll find at least a few that pique your interest and help you get connected to the UofSC community! 

Event Calendar: UofSC students, faculty, and staff can find Student Life events via Garnet Gate. Be sure to log in using your university credentials to view the full listing!

Signature Events: Listed below are campus-wide, annual, student-loved events hosted by the Department of Student Life. 


Our Central Staff

Staff in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life oversee and support the department's assessment, communications, finance, human resources and other central functions.

Anna Edwards

Title: Associate Vice President for Student Life
Phone: 803-777-5782
Email: edwards@sc.edu

Janie Kerzan

Title: Director of Student Life 
Phone: 803-777-9886 
Email: mcdowj@mailbox.sc.edu

Jamie Ayres

Title: Student Organization Business Adviser
Phone: 803-576-8432
Emailayresj@mailbox.sc.edu 

Hilary Dyer Brannon

Title: Communication and Events Director
Phone: 803-777-5937
Email: dyerh@mailbox.sc.edu

Sammie Burt

Title: Talent Manager
Phone: 803-777-9073
Email: sammiej@mailbox.sc.edu

Megan Colascione

Title: Assessment Director
Phone: 803-777-6688
Email: dennymc@mailbox.sc.edu

Nancy Derrick

Title: Director of Finance and Personnel
Phone: 803-777-3015
Email: dxqns3@mailbox.sc.edu 

Tecola Jones

Title: Billing Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-3506
Email: madisont@mailbox.sc.edu

Mohamed Soluiman

Title: Assistant Director of Finance
Phone: 803-777-5932
Email: soluimam@mailbox.sc.edu

Steven Tapia-Macias

Title: Coordinator of Marketing
Phone: 803-777-3710 
Email: stapia@email.sc.edu

Kathryn Taylor

Title: Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-5782
Email: kctaylor@mailbox.sc.edu  


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